Special Initiatives

The foundation occasionally pursues time-limited special initiatives on certain topics of emerging interest. We have launched a number of new initiatives recently that are consistent with RSF’s interests in strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. These initiatives are intended to generate new research with an emphasis on any of the foundation’s core programs. See below for further information on each special initiative.

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